The 2024 Summer Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques d'été de 2024), officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, and commonly known as Paris 2024, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in Paris, France.
Having previously hosted both the 1900 and 1924 Summer Olympics, Paris will become only the second city to host the Olympic Games three times, after London (1908, 1948 and 2012). The 2024 Games also mark the centennial of the 1924 Games, which were the last Summer Olympics to be held in Paris. They will be the sixth overall Olympic Games held in France (including summer and winter Games).
Bidding to host these Games began in 2015 with five candidate cities in contention, but Hamburg, Rome and Budapest withdrew, leaving Paris and Los Angeles as the only two candidates remaining. A proposal to elect the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities at the same time was approved by an Extraordinary IOC Session on 11 July 2017 in Lausanne. On 31 July 2017, the IOC made a deal with Los Angeles to host the 2028 Summer Olympics, making Paris the host of the 2024 Summer Olympics. The formal announcement of the hosts for both Olympiads took place at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, on 13 September 2017.
Paris, Hamburg, Budapest, Rome, and Los Angeles were the five candidate cities. However, the process was hit by withdrawals, with political uncertainty and cost cited as deterring bidding cities. Hamburg withdrew its bid on 29 November 2015 after holding a referendum. Rome withdrew its bid on 21 September 2016 citing fiscal difficulties. On 22 February 2017, Budapest withdrew its bid after a petition against the bid collected more signatures than necessary for a referendum.
Following these withdrawals, the IOC Executive Board met in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the 2024 and 2028 bid processes on 9 June 2017. The International Olympic Committee formally proposed electing the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities at the same time in 2017, a proposal which was approved by an Extraordinary IOC Session on 11 July 2017 in Lausanne. The IOC set up a process whereby the LA 2024 and Paris 2024 bid committees would meet with the IOC to discuss who would host the 2024 Games, who would host the 2028 Games, and whether it were actually possible to select the host city for both at the same time.
Following the decision to award the 2024 and 2028 Games simultaneously, Paris was understood to be the preferred host for the 2024 Games. On 31 July 2017, the IOC announced Los Angeles as the sole candidate for the 2028 Games, opening Paris up to be confirmed as hosts for the 2024 Games. Both decisions were ratified at the 131st IOC Session on 13 September 2017.
Paris was elected as the host city on September 13, 2017 at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru. The two French IOC members, Guy Drut and Tony Estanguet were ineligible to vote in this host city election under the rules of the Olympic Charter.
|2024 Summer Olympics bidding results|
In 2007, the IOC established the concept of Olympics including 28 sports: 25 permanent 'core' sports with 3 additional sports selected for each individual Games. On 8 September 2013, IOC added wrestling to the Olympic programme for the 2020 and 2024 Games, representing one of these additional sports. FILA (now known as United World Wrestling) changed freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling weight classes for men and decreased to 6 categories in order to add more weights for women. However, in August 2016, the IOC added five sports to the 2020 Olympics, with plans to separately evaluate the existing 28 sports. No indication was given how this would affect the number of sports in 2024.
The Paris organizers are also in discussions with the IOC and various professional eSport organizations to introduce eSports as a medal-winning sport during the Olympics. Tony Estanguet of the Paris committee said that introducing eSports would help to make the Olympics more relevant to the younger generations: "The youth, yes they are interested in esport and this kind of thing. Let's look at it. Let's meet them. Let's try if we can find some bridges." The final decision as to whether video games will be featured in the 2024 Olympics will be made in 2020.
The 2024 Summer Olympic programme is scheduled to feature 28 sports encompassing 306 events, though this is likely to change depending on success of the five additional sports added to the Tokyo Olympics. This means there could be up to 33 sports, and any new sports which are added to the Olympic programme. The number of events in each discipline is noted in parentheses.
|Stade de France||Opening and Closing Ceremonies||75,000||Existing|
|Saint-Denis||Aquatics (swimming, diving and synchronised swimming)||17,000||Additional|
|Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir||Field hockey||15,000||Existing|
|U Arena||Gymnastics (artistic, rhythmic and trampoline)||17,000||Existing|
|Champ de Mars||Beach Volleyball||12,000||Temporary|
|Seine||Marathon||13,000 (3,000 sitting)||Temporary|
|Paris expo Porte de Versailles||Table tennis||6,000||Temporary|
|Stade Roland Garros||Tennis||24,000||Existing|
|Parc des Princes||Football||61,000||Existing|
|Stade Pierre de Coubertin||Women's Basketball (preliminaries)||4,000||Existing|
|Men's Basketball, Men's and Women's Basketball (play-offs)|
|Men's Basketball (preliminaries)||7,000|
|Le Golf National||Golf||35,000||Existing|
|Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines||Track cycling||10,000 (2 x 5,000)||Existing|
|BMX (racing and freestyle)|
|Modern Pentathlon (fencing)|
|Château de Versailles||Equestrian (jumping, dressage, eventing country races at own park circuit)||80,000 (22,000 + 58,000)||Temporary|
|Modern Pentathlon (excluding fencing)|
|Élancourt Hill||Mountain Bike||25,000||Existing|
|Le Bourget||Media Village||
|International Broadcast Centre|
|Main Press Centre|
The emblem of the 2024 Games will be unveiled in December 2018.
The mascot(s) for the 2024 Games will be announced in 2022.
|Summer Olympic Games
XXXIII Olympiad (2024)